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A wind wonderland

May 24, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

If Chicago is known as the “Windy City,” then North Dakota might as well be known as the “Windy State.” Continue Reading

Turbine project up and running

February 26, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

BOULDER, Colo. The 30-megawatt juwi Wind project in Nobles County is now generating clean, renewable energy to serve about 10,000 homes. The energy is being sold to Xcel Energy Inc. under a 20-year power purchase agreement.
About $67 million was invested in the community to build the 15 REpower MM92 2-megawatt turbines. Continue Reading

Minnesota on track to meet renewable energy standards

February 3, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

ll 16 of the utilities subject to the Minnesota Renewable Energy Standard have demonstrated compliance with the 2011 requirements and are on track to comply with 2012 goals, according to a report released this month by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources. Continue Reading

Black Hills Energy seeks to cut solar program

August 24, 2012 in The Daily Republic

DENVER (AP) Black Hills Energy is asking the Colorado Public Utilities Commission for permission to cut its solar-panel incentive program by about 75 percent. Continue Reading

Anhydrous ammonia project in Kandiyohi County, Minn., awarded major state grant

February 23, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR The West Central Renewable Ammonia Development LLC has been awarded a $450,000 state grant to help take the project into its next phase. Continue Reading

EDC approves branch office on tech campus in Willmar, Minn.

October 13, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR The Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission will open a branch office at the MinnWest Technology Campus for its agriculture and renewable energy specialist.
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Germany will shutter nuclear plants, move to renewables

June 30, 2011 in The Daily Republic

German lawmakers overwhelmingly approved on Thursday plans to shut the country’s nuclear plants by 2022, putting Europe’s biggest economy on the road to an ambitious build-up of renewable energy.
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Proposal alarms small wind proponents

May 8, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR A small amendment to an omnibus energy bill making its way through the Minnesota Legislature is raising big concerns among renewable energy advocates in the region.
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Say YES! to a head start in clean energy

January 22, 2011 in West Central Tribune

It was for a practical reason that architect Andrew Bjur of Engan and Associates in Willmar put in the effort to add “LEED certified” to his list of credentials. Continue Reading

Potential, challenges for biomass energy sources outlined at local forum

January 11, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR From corn cobs to sugar beet pulp, researchers and entrepreneurs are studying how to turn biomass into a feasible and cost-effective source of renewable energy. But it’s a complicated journey, full of challenges both technical and economic, experts told a local audience Tuesday.
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